Admissions Information


Admissions Criteria

Criteria for admission to the P.A.C.E. program include:

  1. Student is between the age of 18 and 30.
  2. Student has identified learning disabilities that have interfered with school performance throughout his or her academic career.
  3. Student has a measured I.Q. between 55 and 90 (I.Q.s outside of range are considered within context of supporting materials).
  4. Student has a high probability of difficulty if enrolled in a standard college curriculum, even with the provision of various support services.
  5. Student is interested and able to participate in group learning and living without adult supervision. 
  6. Student has family members who are actively involved in partnering with their adult child to support independence. 

Admissions Procedures

  1. We highly encourage students and families to schedule a P.A.C.E Tour prior to beginning the application process.
  2. Applications are accepted throughout the academic year.  Interviews are conducted and decisions for the following school year are made on a rolling basis. Click here to start the admissions application and behavioral assessment.
  3. In addition to completing the admissions application and behavioralassessent, supporting materials must include
    1. Three references using the confidential reference form. To be completed by one educator and two non-relatives *
    2. Applicant's Personal Statement *
    3. Student’s high school transcript
    4. Recent (within 18 months of application) psychological reports which include written results and interpretations of the following:
      1. Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (Revised)
      2. Peabody Individual Achievement Test (Revised) or comparable achievement battery
      3. Projective Testing (Rorschach, T.A.T.) or comparable personality assessment tool
  4. Upon receipt of application and supporting materials, the admission committee determines whether to extend an invitation to the candidate and a parent/guardian to interview on campus.
  5. Parent and candidate participate in separate on campus interviews to discuss program goals and compatibility. The campus interview may then be scheduled with the applicant and at least one parent.
  6. Admission decisions are made within one month of interview. The committee’s decision are sent by U.S. Mail.


For more information, call us toll free:
844-488-PACE (7223)


*Forms can be found on the P.A.C.E Parent Portal or by emailing




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